North Van-born Reynolds skates to Olympic silver

North Vancouver-born figure skater Kevin Reynolds not only stepped up the plate, he was also instrumental in securing an Olympic silver medal in Sochi this past weekend.

Reynolds took Patrick Chan's place in the team figure skating event on Sunday, so the defending world men's singles champion could rest before the individual skating event, which starts on Thursday.

The 23-year-old Reynolds, who now calls Coquitlam home, posted Canada's best performance in the team event, perfectly executing three quad jumps. His efforts bolstered Canada to the second place finish behind Russia.

Reynolds will be back in action again on Thursday at 7 a.m. (PST) competing in the men's figure skating short program, along with fellow North Van native Liam Firus.

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